Thursday, September 6, 2018


If only we understood our dignity in Christ; if only we knew God’s gift. If only we knew God’s desire for us, then everything would be changed, transformed. “His desire gives rise to yours,” says Saint Bernard, “and if you are eager to receive his word, it is he who is rushing to enter your heart; for he first loved us, not we him.” We are embedded in God, in his image, in God’s beauty, God’s Light. 

Do we know our truth, our reality - that we are indeed sinners, often selfish and hardhearted but always beloved of God? If not, says Saint Bernard, “What glory is there in having something you do not know you have?” 

Photograph by Brother Brian.